Zona glomerulosa morphology and function in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.


Streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats showed a significant lowering in both PRA (-31%) and basal plasma aldosterone concentration (-59%), coupled with a notable atrophy of the zona glomerulosa (-30%) and its parenchymal cells (-36%). Kalaemia and the blood level of ACTH were not affected. Insulin infusion reversed all the streptozotocin-evoked effects… (More)